On February 25th we explained why we wanted to see Senhit competing at the Eurovision Song Contest again. And now we are pleased to announce that our wish has been granted.

Senhit confirmed the news to Wiwibloggs during an exclusive ride in the London Eye overlooking the Thames. She told our William that she wants fans to choose between two songs: FREAKY and OBSESSED.

“I decided to do this because I’m super confused,” she says in our video below. “I’m FREAKY about one song and I’m super OBSESSED about the other song. So let the followers decide for us.”

“For me Eurovision was a very big opportunity in 2011. I have beautiful memories about that contest. So when San Marino called me and asked me to do it again I was super glad and super happy to say YES.”

“But I’ve decided to say thanks to all the fans that have followed me since then, to do this kind of game, to do this digital battle. It’s like a gift to the fans to choose which song I can sing for the Eurovision 2020 Song Contest.”

Senhit to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2020

San Marino RTV has made it official that the Italian singer of Eritrean origin will fly the flag of the small republic in Rotterdam.

Forty-year-old Senhit Zadik Zadik participated at Eurovision 2011 with the smooth ballad “Stand By”. Then spelling her name Senit, she failed to make it to the final.

Nine years after that experience, she returns to the song contest with a renewed image and style, ready to offer an explosive performance and to reach a third grand final for San Marino after Valentina Monetta in 2014 and Serhat in 2019.

Senhit won’t be alone in this adventure. Behind her is Luca Tommassini — for years one of the leading names in Italian show business — who she’s chosen as creative director for this year’s Sammarinese participation.

About Senhit

Senhit was born and raised in Bologna to Eritrean parents. She began her career at the age of 20, in the world of musicals, performing in German-speaking countries in shows such as “Fame” and “The Lion King”.

The singer has released several albums and an EP, and has a long list of singles, both in Italian and English. Among the most recent ones are “Something on your mind“, “Un bel niente” and “Heart ache“.

Senhit is a multi-faceted talent, who has lived in various cities around the world and has approached many different styles of music. Her oeuvre spans Italian pop to ballads, rock, country, electropop, house, dance and soul.

Beyond music Senhit is also a YouTuber. For a couple of years, she has been publishing short vlogs on her channel. These include fashion tips and backstage extracts from her projects.

Senhit is an Italian voice with an international background, who does not forget to celebrate her African roots. It’s the perfect combination for a Eurovision that’s chosen the slogan #OpenUp.

About Luca Tommassini

Luca Tommassini is an Italian choreographer, director and dancer with international experience.

He has toured with many superstars, including Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and Kylie Minogue. He also appeared in official videos such as Madonna’s “Human Nature” and Michael Jackson’s “Blood on the Dance Floor” and choreographed Geri Halliwell in “Mi chico latino” and “It’s Raining Men”.

His CV includes an even longer list of products. Among the many, we remember the decade-long collaboration with X Factor Italy, of which he oversaw the artistic direction; the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008, The X Factor UK, X Factor Spain and popular Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi.

“Freaky!” or “Obsessed”?

Senhit’s fate is in your hands! For this participation, San Marino has decided to let the fans choose the song that she singer will perform in Rotterdam.

It’s up to you to decide between “Freaky!” and “Obsessed”, two tracks that reflect the modern style of the singer, now devoted to electro-pop.

You’ll have two full days to decide and vote HERE. Polls open on Saturday, March 7 at 09:00 CET and close on Sunday, March 8 at 23:59 CET.

Are you excited to see Senhit back at Eurovision for San Marino? Are you #TeamFreaky or #TeamObsessed? Let us know in the comments below!

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[…] Zadik Zadik not too long ago took a visit to London to lastly reveal to the world that she’s the chosen artist of the little Republic, after days of rumours spreading all around […]

West
West
7 months ago

Freaky! Freaky! Freaky!

Anita Mann
Anita Mann
7 months ago

The GORGEOUS Bulgaria entry has just been released on iTunes and Apple Music. No news about it, yet.

Luke Armfield
Luke Armfield
7 months ago

Next year I’d love a San Marino super group or Valentina back

Andrei
Andrei
7 months ago

San Marino’s representatives for next years:
2021: Anita and Michele again
2022: Valentina Monetta & Serhat
2023: Miodio feat. Jenifer Brening
2024: Senhit, Valentina & Jessica
2025: Serhat feat. Jimmy Wilson
2026: Senhit & Serhat

Amadeus
Amadeus
7 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

I am so down for this.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Now the clues on Instagram make sense: You got the power = you help choose the entry and The last but not the least = they’ll probably be the last country to reveal their entry.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

What was the chrysalide business all about, though?

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I dunno. Maybe someone just made that up.

Marcelo
Marcelo
7 months ago

San Marino bringing up a preselection about three or four days before the headline. I love them, let’s make them win. Also thrilled to see Senhit coming back.

Let’s hope for more San Marino participations in the future! They deserve the love! Hopefully Andorra joins soon…

La la love
La la love
7 months ago

Aly Ryan 2021?

Amadeus
Amadeus
7 months ago
Reply to  La la love

Stop trying to make Aly Ryan for San Marino happen. It’s not going to happen.

No One
No One
7 months ago

Omg San Marino is taking Luca Tommassini on the Eurovision stage o_o this alone is more than Italy has ever done at least since our comeback in 2011. I’m officially more excited for this rather than my own country!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  No One

Dude sounds incredibly legit. Probably footing the bill for their participation too!

No One
No One
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

He’s definitely not a mr. Nobody, he’s pretty well known in Italy and has a ton of experience. I have high expectations now, regardless of what the song sounds like

Felix
Felix
7 months ago

I really like Senhit but the fact that she appears to have bought views on her music videos (1 million views with like 40 comments) is a little questionable. Hopefully this year’s competition gives her the boost she wants?

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
7 months ago

I have one question : if one day San Marino wins will the contest be held in italy ??? If yes i wish they win soon 😉

aroncido
aroncido
7 months ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

No, it’s confirmed that it will be Valentina’s backyard. There’ll be a picnic as well.

Olivia Mac Arthur
Olivia Mac Arthur
7 months ago
Reply to  aroncido

Serhat will host.

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
7 months ago

Now we have Eritrean and Ethiopian (Israel) representatives in the same contest.

M_K
M_K
7 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Senhit was born in Bologna and Eden was born in Jerusalem.

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

We have San Marino and Israel representatives 🙂 If not, we’ll have to figure out the ethnic make up of all contestants. It’s 2020! And c-o-l-o-u-r-s should not matter. And “Colors” was in Romania’s national final! Winner: Alcohol You!

maltese_falcon
maltese_falcon
7 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Dont forget Destiny who’s half-Nigerian 🙂

West
West
7 months ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Don’t forget Benny Cristo – he’s half Angolan

David
David
7 months ago

Hope she has a great song

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

At least she can sing. That’s a good starting point. Impressed by the number of black singers in this year’s competition. It might be a record.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Jake

I hope there are gonna be three more from Sweden if you know what I mean 😉

Olivia Mac Arthur
Olivia Mac Arthur
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Same here. Three incredible black women of the Swedish variety.

Moonstar
Moonstar
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

The Mammas have a great song. I think they have a very good chance of winning. I hope Senhit’s songs are great as well. It would be very interesting to see San Marino winning the Eurovision Song Contest! 🙂

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Moonstar

Senhit mentioned in another interview how happy she was to be in a contest with other black performers, as she was the only solo performer of color in 2011 (besides members of the groups representing Portugal and the UK). How times change, and for the better!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Wait, that’s a lie – there was also Stella from Norway!

Robert
Robert
7 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Saying blacks in referring to black people feels racist to me.. Is it just me? Honest question

Ohi
Ohi
7 months ago

Do they only have 3 singers in San Marino?

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Ohi

lol, do you even know how small this country is? Senhit isn’t even from San Marino. Valentina Monetta is the only representer of this country, who is originally from San Marino (and maybe Anita Simoncini).

Amadeus
Amadeus
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Miodio (or at least the frontman) is also from San Marino.

Amadeus
Amadeus
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Mio dio (or at least the lead singer) are also from San Marino.

Fabio
Fabio
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Indeed, Anita is from Montegiardino (the smallest castello of San Marino).

Marcelo
Marcelo
7 months ago
Reply to  Ohi

Michele and Anita are also Sanmarinese from what I can recall. Also IROL aka “Your Favorite Rapper from San Marino” who performed at 1in360.

Apart from that, I don’t know who else could be a future San Marinese entry, maybe the guy from Miodio alone (Nicola Della Valle) or the girl who represented San Marino at JESC 2015 (Kamilla Ismailova). Or who knows, we might even get Miss Monica Fabbri. LOL

Fabio
Fabio
7 months ago
Reply to  Marcelo

Michele Perniola is Italian (from Puglia), no Sammarinese. Anita is.

bastian
bastian
7 months ago

Welcome back ! This will be good 🙂

Kung Frederick 90
Kung Frederick 90
7 months ago

Even San Marino won’t give us trash. No troll entries this year. Finally! Good luck.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
7 months ago

Wait for Russia… I know it will make a buzz but I sincerely hope Little Big won’t come with a song as stupid as My D*ck Is Big.

Una
Una
7 months ago

OMG no! That would not be allowed!

aroncido
aroncido
7 months ago

I choose to believe that she added an ‘h’ to her name as a tribute to Serhat.

Fabio
Fabio
7 months ago
Reply to  aroncido

Actually, Senhit is how her real name is spelled. She’s being using it for quite some years now.

EuroSluuuuuutty
EuroSluuuuuutty
7 months ago

So that mediocre Cleopatra song was for Azerbaijan?

Olivia Mac Arthur
Olivia Mac Arthur
7 months ago

It was. I don’t think it was chosen though. I heard they went with a ballad called Scars.

Fabio
Fabio
7 months ago

Where did you hear Cleopatra? I’m curious now.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
7 months ago

Really?!?!

Moonstar
Moonstar
7 months ago

Senit’s second song choice back in 2011 was much better! It’s a shame the jury opted for “Stand by”.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BAe7U32Z6qI

JJ Abrahames
JJ Abrahames
7 months ago

so tired of the same faces from san-marino, i can’t believe that nno one from sanremo didnt want to compete

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Just watching James Newman perform live on the BBC Iplayer.
He’s actually a really good singer. Just worried about how relaxed everything sounds.

GEE
GEE
7 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

What has that got to do with Senhit?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago
Reply to  GEE

Nothing. Wiwibloggs just hadn’t wrote an article about it yet so I thought I’d share the information!

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Thanks so much Briekimchi for the news about James N! I absolutely love his live voice if only for the snippet from last week! Would you know if that performance you’re talking about is available on youtube? Thanks in advance!!

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
7 months ago

It seems like San Marino ALWAYS choose artists that have a lot if money so they can pay for all of the expenses. Why dont they choose new ones? Dont they have new talent in San Marino?

Paul
Paul
7 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

Mate, there’s only 8 people who live there

Moonstar
Moonstar
7 months ago
Reply to  Paul

I’m sure not all of them are singers! 🙂

R
R
7 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

Well, they have more cars than people there…

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
7 months ago

First Senit, then Serhat, then Senhit 😀 Excited for the songs!

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

She looks amazing , off to check out her songs

Milan
Milan
7 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

And then Serhit 🙂

Alexander
Alexander
7 months ago

REALLY hope she can get her comeback story just as Serhat did and qualify this time!

Zuzu
Zuzu
7 months ago

Ok why this comment is downvoted, like for real. It’s just information

Roo
Roo
7 months ago

Senhit is gorgeous. I’m glad she is back

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
7 months ago

Eurovision 2021 in Valentina’s backyard!!!

Polliu
Polliu
7 months ago

I want the songs!!!!!!!!

Cameron
Cameron
7 months ago

Please get this comment removed

Is there really a need to mention her race anyway???

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  Cameron

Exactly well said.

Robert
Robert
7 months ago

She’s so lovely! Sincerely hope they send an amazing song.. Her back catalog is really good.. San Marinooooooo

Malcolm Cuschieri
Malcolm Cuschieri
7 months ago

Its gonna be Malta, its always my country last to release the song

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
7 months ago

2015?

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago

Love Destiny and so glad she won X factor, hope they give her a decent song. Her voice is incredible.

Moonstar
Moonstar
7 months ago

Will Malta win this year? Or will it be San Marino?

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Works for me! Welcome back, Senhit!

Fatima
Fatima
7 months ago

You provided the shock by making her skin colour part of your complaint

oreo
oreo
7 months ago

Dont get why people are excited, I can see another NQ this year for San Marino. Such a great opportunity for them in the weak half of the worse semifinal, what a shame..

Jessa
Jessa
7 months ago
Reply to  oreo

You haven’t even heard the songs yet…?

LinusESCfan
LinusESCfan
7 months ago
Reply to  oreo

typical wiiwwireader: Negative before the songs. I LOVE that the fans are such a small part of the voting. Would be horrible if only fans voted in ESC.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  LinusESCfan

for once I completely agree with you

JJ Abrahames
JJ Abrahames
7 months ago
Reply to  oreo

and stupid people downvote you for truth, typical

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  JJ Abrahames

or maybe its a different opinion????? not stupid people??

Moonstar
Moonstar
7 months ago
Reply to  JJ Abrahames

Don’t worry about any downvotes, JJ, whether they are legitimate or not. Stress is a killer! 😉

Nina
Nina
7 months ago

Still no songs available? Maybe they expect us to compose those songs, upload and then they vote? haha

Moii
Moii
7 months ago

Aly Ryan is shook hahah

TheSeniter
TheSeniter
7 months ago

Wow. Awesome choice. I love Senit!

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

Clever idea, well done San Marino!

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

still no song…. san marino are trolling us! but i’m happy it’s senhit

bryan
bryan
7 months ago

do they know that the song revelation ends on March 8? we had to do it rather knowing that the singer hesitates

Jalisse
Jalisse
7 months ago

Where can I vote? The website doesn’t show the songs?

Angelika
Angelika
7 months ago
Reply to  Jalisse

Polls open on Saturday, March 7 at 09:00 CET

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelika

That answers ”when”, but not ”where”.

mad-professor
mad-professor
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s over on Senhit’s website.

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
7 months ago
Reply to  Jalisse

Voting opens on Saturday

West
West
7 months ago
Reply to  Jalisse

“Polls open on Saturday, March 7 at 09:00 CET”

Banan banan
Banan banan
7 months ago

Again wiwi maniacs dislike everything realistic

Citizen of Memel
Citizen of Memel
7 months ago
Reply to  Banan banan

It’s called political correctness which will be the reason a Western civilization will fall behind the East unfortunately.

bryan
bryan
7 months ago

saint marin like to send the same people back

pierre
pierre
7 months ago

Denmark just announced that there will be no audience tomorrow due to Coruna virus.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  pierre

Wtf? 🙁

Jack
Jack
7 months ago
Reply to  pierre

they need to clean up the set as well, its the same since 2016.

tvescfan
tvescfan
7 months ago
Reply to  Jack

The stage is a new one this year I believe.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  pierre

At the very least, it proves you can hold an event like that without an audience, for all the people freaking out about what Eurovision’s backup plan is.

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago
Reply to  pierre

aww shame wow may best song win. Say yes or Human please

SanRemoMarino
SanRemoMarino
7 months ago

Senit was great in 2011, this is good news.

Yanis2Y
Yanis2Y
7 months ago

They never promised any shock tho

Banan banan
Banan banan
7 months ago
Reply to  Yanis2Y

They promised early today, at least their head of delegations on twitter, he said that they never send something like that and everyone will be shocked with their representative, but it was a lie

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
7 months ago

I know that San Marino doesn‘t have a pool of thousand native singers to choose from, but do they always have three names on their shortlist?

I‘m waiting for the moment when Irol gets his chance..

Angelika
Angelika
7 months ago

Bravo San Marino, international voting….I hope they are good!